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Old 07-22-2008, 12:22 PM
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So is there a way to post tables, maintaining their format?
I did a search and couldn't find anything in this forum...
I have tried numerous ways of doing this but nothing seems to work.

Standard, with proportional font spacing:
A B C
1 2 3
i l 1

Ugly, but gets rid of proportional font spacing:
HTML Code:
A B C
1 2 3
i l 1
Tried this:
HTML Code:
<TABLE>
<TR> <TD>A</TD> <TD>B</TD> <TD>C</TD></TR>
<TR> <TD>1</TD> <TD>2</TD> <TD>3</TD></TR>
<TR> <TD>i</TD> <TD>l</TD> <TD>i</TD></TR>
</TABLE>
So that doesn't interpret html formating, maybe this will work:
<TABLE>
<TR> <TD>A</TD> <TD>B</TD> <TD>C</TD></TR>
<TR> <TD>1</TD> <TD>2</TD> <TD>3</TD></TR>
<TR> <TD>i</TD> <TD>l</TD> <TD>i</TD></TR>
</TABLE>

Nope....
 
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Maintaining table format?

Hi,

Nothing that looks clean. But if you combined a non-proportional font, Courier New, with say "_" as the space holder:

__0 __1 __2
_10 _11 _20
100 111 222

..0 ..1 ..2
.10 .10 .20
100 111 222

The "space compressor" won't eat the "_" nor does it eat ".". But if you want to do ASCII art, I'm pretty sure it won't work.

Bob Wilson
 
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Maintaining table format?

Back door trick would be:

Make your table in excel.
Screen shot your table (alt printscreen)

Cut the table part out using photshop or what have you.

Save the result as a *.gif , and post that.

Or

set the print area in excel for just the part of the table you want and print to pdf.

Post the pdf.
 
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: Maintaining table format?

Hmm, I had considered the excel->picture route but had hoped for a HTML like capability. I figured there may be some other features that aren't in the icons for the advance post/edit.

Looks like I will take the ASCII route Bob suggested unless it is a big table. I posted several "ugly" tables a while back. Now that I know the options, I will probably never post another table
 
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